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    How often do you feel like an absolute idiot? I just had one of those experiences. I just spent at least 30 minutes (probably closer to 45) debugging the stupidest error. I'm writing code and a bool is having values of 255 and 2. So, I go through all the code and output its value at various points to ensure that it isn't being screwed with in a bad way. Finally, I look in the constructor and realize that I never initialize the stupid bool.

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    Re: Feel Like An Idiot

    Originally posted by golfinguy4
    How often do you feel like an absolute idiot? I just had one of those experiences. I just spent at least 30 minutes (probably closer to 45) debugging the stupidest error. I'm writing code and a bool is having values of 255 and 2. So, I go through all the code and output its value at various points to ensure that it isn't being screwed with in a bad way. Finally, I look in the constructor and realize that I never initialize the stupid bool.
    To be quite honest, i'd take my fathers rifle and shoot myself in the face if I ever did that.

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    Thanx man.

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    Both I and my teacher spent about 30 minutes trying to find a bug.... only to realize I had put a semi-colon at the end of a while statement. Damn... I felt stupid after that!

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    Don't you just hate semi-colons, stupid pars error...

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    How often do you feel like an absolute idiot?
    All the time unless im drunk or high on something...

    When it comes down to coding: i usually just dont see the error becoz im so fixated on it, or becoz its something 2 easy..

    Therefor i think im having serious concentration problems: when i had my last exam of maths i solved all the questions. I thought i was gonna have like 75 % or even more, outcome was 51 %.
    When i asked my teacher she said i solved all the hard question correct (wich are graded less :s --this way losers in maths can keep up :s) and that i made strange mistakes with the easiest questions...
    Anyhow i can cope with that becoz i know that i was almost the only one who solved these hard questions right

    So right now im doing a self-therapy... double check everything, even the simplest things wich are 2 obvious to check wether they are correct or not, i just check evry single thing.

    But so far this therapy aint working that well, keep falling in the traps i set up be4 unconsciously.

    Laterz,

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    @GanglyLamb:
    I have the same problem, that I can't concenrate, during an exam (for example math: I get just 85%-90% of the points, cause I make stupid mistakes, when I calculate easy stuff)!!!

    I'm doing a self therapy too, checking all the things 2 times, cause u don't have a debugger (when ur in school, which debugs ur mathematics exam)

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    I'm doing a self therapy too, checking all the things 2 times, cause u don't have a debugger (when ur in school, which debugs ur mathematics exam)
    Well i hope that one day this method is so brain-implemented that i do it by myself (without thinking of it).

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    Originally posted by TravisS
    Both I and my teacher spent about 30 minutes trying to find a bug.... only to realize I had put a semi-colon at the end of a while statement. Damn... I felt stupid after that!
    We called one of the kids in our class "semi" cuz he always did that, never learned not too.

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    Know what you mean golfinguy... I spent a while last week on something really stupid. I only wanted to create objects if they were not already stashed away in a list, and it was creating them nonetheless... Turned out, I never actually put them into the list.
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    Don't sweat it, golfinguy. We all do dumb sheeit like that at times.
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    Originally posted by joshdick
    Don't sweat it, golfinguy. We all do dumb sheeit like that at times.
    Whoah, whoah back up. I certainly never do.

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    Originally posted by Eibro
    Whoah, whoah back up. I certainly never do.

    Something to do with budgies and hetrosexual nearly sprang to mind then. Still, this isnt a joke thread.
    Such is life.

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    I've been eating them since I was six but I realized just last night they're called Life Savers because they look like the things lifeguards throw into the water to save people.

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    Whoah, whoah back up. I certainly never do.
    Its true
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    Originally posted by GanglyLamb
    All the time unless im drunk or high on something...

    When it comes down to coding: i usually just dont see the error becoz im so fixated on it, or becoz its something 2 easy..

    Therefor i think im having serious concentration problems: when i had my last exam of maths i solved all the questions. I thought i was gonna have like 75 % or even more, outcome was 51 %.
    When i asked my teacher she said i solved all the hard question correct (wich are graded less :s --this way losers in maths can keep up :s) and that i made strange mistakes with the easiest questions...
    Anyhow i can cope with that becoz i know that i was almost the only one who solved these hard questions right

    So right now im doing a self-therapy... double check everything, even the simplest things wich are 2 obvious to check wether they are correct or not, i just check evry single thing.

    But so far this therapy aint working that well, keep falling in the traps i set up be4 unconsciously.

    Laterz,

    Ganglylamb.
    you are an idiot. how long does it take to type "to" instead of "2"? this is a message board, not a chatroom
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